"In 1987 I was sitting in my parents basement with my brother Tim, trying to come up with a name for a new 10-piece soul band we were putting together with Layne Bender and Jeff Fideler on a total whim. Something to please the guys in the band since there was no way the music public would get it at all. We wanted a BIG name, something based on the singer's name, Michael Jensen. Not much there until my brother thought about his middle name, Sterling, hmmm. We already wanted the "and the" part to be The Stud Brothers since stud was a catch phrase for cool waaaay back then. Mick Sterling and the Stud Brothers was born. We went from playing for free 6 Sunday's at Bunkers to almost having the fire marshall shut the place down with the huge crowds. That band is in the Mid-America Music Hall of Fame and you can read all about it in Mick's book. Now GBF's similar but I think closer to what we wanted all those years ago. Big and nasty trying to find a different spin on arrangements with great players and great guys from top to bottom. We're really on a roll right now. I hope you enjoy this. This is the best we can do!"
Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
Weather Report - 8:30
The Beach Boys - Today, Pet Sounds
Loggins and Messina - Sittin' In
The English Beat - Special Beat Service
Tower of Power - Tower of Power, Back To Oakland
Maceo Parker - Life on Planet Groove
Frank Sinatra - Live at the Sands, Sinatra and Jobim
Jack Mack and the Heart Attack - Cardiac Party
Big Twist and the Mellow Fellows - Live From Chicago!
James Brown - CD of JB
Van Halen - 5150
Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes - Hearts of Stone
Blood, Sweat and Tears - Child Is Father To The Man
Mozart, Miles Davis, Chick Corea, The Beach Boys,Sammy Hagar, James Brown,Joey DeFrancesco, Frank Sinatra, Antonio Carlos Jobim